STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Science Department Chair
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BA in Biology from UC Berkeley BA in Physical Education from UC Berkeley MS in Kinesiology from CSU East Bay MEd in Education from Holy Names University with certificate in Educational Therapy
Why I Teach:
Most powerful teaching technique:
Getting students out of the classroom and experiencing nature in its own classroom.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Understanding life science is one way of understanding the world around you and in you. But the subject itself is not what is important. The subject is merely a tool to learn how to learn and to experience a unique discipline.
"Its not about what you do, but how you do it." - Olaus Murrie "In five years, none of this matters." -Senior Davis of Fremont High
In many cases, it is good for cells to die.
Recommended visual media:
Dances with Wolves
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv The Loop by Nicholas Evans
Hobbies or outside interests:
Hiking, backpacking, swimming in lakes, building things